When we are looking into the sports of America, there are rarely any women's sports that are recognized as much as male sports. Softball and Baseball are a big one. Baseball is watched around the country and celebrated. Softball is barely recognized when there are girls that would be eligible to play baseball better then some of the men in the baseball league. Why shouldn't eligible Women be able to play Mens sports?
It's obvious that America is still a sexist society.Most positions of power are held by men and women only make a fraction of the pay of men.Decision making jobs in government are held by men so women are impacted indirectly because men rarely look out for their best interests when they are handing down laws that are supposed to impact men and women equally.
If you look at the media: newspapers, twitter.... America is one of the less sexist societies of the world. But there are so many problems, that it seems ridiculous to list them all. Women have less pay than men (on average), they get ridiculous portrayals in the media, stupid twitter remarks about their appearance.... Only one woman is a head of a major (I mean very big) technological company...
I am a woman in America and I believe it is very sexist You will rarely even find songs that aren't about how women are just sex objects in the media. It has gotten so bad that I get horribly pisst off at it, I am seriously considering moving to another country as soon as I can.
I think this is a very sexist country to reside in. I am 36 and can absolutely not find work. I learned a skill over four years ago, with two very young children. I also stayed up late reading complicated textbooks to do this.
I went on one interview that was particularly bad. They gave me an I.Q. Test. Said my score was 'too low' and kicked me out of their Atlanta, Georgia office without speaking to me. I am still unemployed, but at least I wrote 1 book. I believe to this day the reason I am without work and the true reason I was not considered for the above mentioned position is because I, unfortunately, am female; thus many people consider me to be inferior in intelligence.
Men are stupid, if they think they are the superior gender! Literally, if we wanted to continue the human race, we could kill all of the men, and store jars of sperm. Men can't try that. They can't store what we have. They would need us to keep the human race going. If you think about it, women are superior. Men can be so dense, and self centered!
I live in America and I feel that there is a set image of how a man and women should look. Men are supposed to be strong, provide for their families and not show emotion, as otherwise they would be seen as 'weak'. Men are expected to be leaders and women are expected to be be followers. Women in American society are seen to be homemakers:, gentle and be with their emotion and gossip. One good example of this is equal pay. Over half of the American women are paid (even by a small amount) less then men.
I'm transgender which, in my experience, has made people's sexism blindingly obvious to me. People claim they aren't sexist to avoid social disapproval, but the truth is that almost everyone has magical beliefs about the sexes. People are disturbed by transgender people because they think that the sexes are born with magical, unchangeable gender essences. People now disapprove of things I still do that they approved of before, such as my love of flowers. They now give me more respect than they did before just because my voice got lower. When people figure out that I'm physically female, they go back to treating me according to their sexist beliefs about women. For example, a nurse asked me if I loved the man I had sex with when I went to get tested for STDS. I doubt she would have asked a cisgender man that. People decide absurd things about me depending on which sex they perceive me as, and they dislike transgender people because we prove that a person's sex can't tell you anything about a person aside from very basic biological facts.
Men get paid more for the same job but at the same will spend longer in jail for the same crime as a woman. Women are sexually harassed much more often, but when men are sexually harassed it is not taken seriously and ignored. One thing everyone needs to understand is that equality has to go both ways. If the arguments of feminists and "meninists" is that we should be equal, wouldn't they be on the same side? By these standards men should not be expected to treat women better than men and women should not expect it. Chivalry died with the feminist movement.
I work my ass everyday to try and be taken seriously in the work place. I have to fight for every set I take. I have to prove my intelligence and worth everyday. I work my ass off the get to the job I have now. Even if I'm the hard, faster, smarter worker I an stilled payed 78 cents to every dollar a man makes. How can you tell me that's not sexist?
A Fact List.
Women do not have to sign up for the draft in order to vote, enter federal programs or receive student loans. (https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/Selective_Service_System)
Male genital mutilation is not protected at birth, I'm talking about circumcision. Comparatively it is illegal to mutilate women's genitalia period. (https://www.Law.Cornell.Edu/uscode/text/18/116)
Men get longer jail time and harsher punishments for the same crimes committed by females. (http://www.Ifeminists.Com/introduction/editorials/2002/0423a.Html) <<<not the most reliable source, but it was from a feminist website, I couldn't resist.
Women can choose parenthood, Im talking about abortions here. A women gets pregnant and he can get an abortion. The father has no legal say in the matter at all. (http://caselaw.Findlaw.Com/us-supreme-court/428/52.Html)
Women can call unwanted or coerced sex rape, and be taken seriously. Similarly if a man had sex that was coerced, or unwanted later, he would not only be taken less seriously but would be condemned by a large majority of his fellow men. (http://www.Debate.Org/opinions/polls/is-female-on-male-rape-not-taken-as-seriously-as-male-on-female-rape) <<< This is from this site. Male rape victims are not taken seriously, especially if the perpetrator was a female.
Thinking about it America is a bit sexist. If you read the pros comments then you'll see that there are a lot of sexism mostly seen on the internet, but it doesn't stop there! It's in our children too! Listen to what some girls have to say with the male friends "You can't hit me because I'm a girl!" To me, I kind of believe that a male hitting a female is wrong, but come on! What kind of a reason is that?! Not only that but do you see how some girls act around there guy friends? They act as if they are the dominant ones saying 'I can kick your *buns* anytime!' sometimes towards a male. They go even farther saying that girls go through more physical pain when guys need to put up with their loud and rough playing friends. Not only is it girls though, I believe that when guys think of girls they think of them as weak, always picking them last for a team sport (unless that girl shows great athletic abilities). And finally, the one that might take the cake in my argument, is the 'fight' between girls vs. Guys. Now let's not lie, people at least must've heard this once in their childhood. When kids think of teams they sometimes say GUYS VS. GIRLS! And when one of the teams win they say Girls/boy rule and girls/boys drool! Sounds sexist to me, how about you? Though, even if America is a bit sexist it is trying to make people equal.
Overall I would have to say that America is not a sexist society. For the most part I feel that gender equality is firmly based in society. I do believe that there are a few men who cling to this problem and they can be found, but there are many women who occupy the same positions and make the same wages as men.
Although some instances of sexism remain in America today, it would be wrong to call the society as a whole sexist. Many other cultures are far more sexist than American society. Women enjoy almost total equality in America, and in some cases they are even treated better than men are.
I don't think america is sexist country. In the Unites States we welcome people with different mind sets who wants to things their way. For example we can see all different genders working at any corporate here. In other words women and men get equal right and are treated with the same respect.
Most people who complain about sexism today blow it way out of proportion. The wage gap is probably the dumbest thing to resort to when trying to explain how "sexist" America all they did was just take all the wages of every woman and all the wages of every man and they stacked them together and said look, look how much less women make, that is a terrible way to do it because it doesn't factor in common variables. If you were denied a job don't instantly jump to the conclusion that the reason you didn't get hired was because of your gender. In my opinion i respect women most when they complete any special training like marine infantry training or and other special operations branch.
Many people think the U.S is a very sexist countries, but in reality it is one of the least sexist countries on this planet. In other countries women are raped and beaten and no one cares. Terrible things happen to women in other countries and most women here don't seem to care. Here they are much more worried about rude words and showing a woman the wrong way in media. Meanwhile other women are being raped and if they resist they are punished.